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Soft and Elastomeric Intramuscular Electrode with Therapeutic Delivery…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Soft and Elastomeric Intramuscular Electrode with Therapeutic Delivery Capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0157
Award Amount: $150,000.00


Approximately 5-6% of military injuries involve some form of major peripheral nerve injury with little chance of spontaneous healing. Currently these injuries lead to major impairment of voluntary muscle function in the limbs and extremities, making tasks of walking, reaching, grasping, etc. very difficult or impossible for many patients. It is not enough to focus therapeutic treatment on the segmental nerve injuries alone, new methods to treat and stimulate the distal neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) must be developed to maintain muscle responsiveness and welfare while the slow process of axonal regeneration continues at the proximal injury site. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) and our partners at the Univ. of Pittsburgh (UP) propose to develop a soft, flexible, neuromuscular electro-stimulation (ES) electrode prosthetic with elastic composite wires and controlled release of neurotransmitters and growth factors to maintain healthy muscle function and promote reinnervation at the NMJs.

Principal Investigator:

Silvia D. Luebben
Principal Chemist
(303) 940-2317

Business Contact:

John D. Wright
Chief Technology Officer
(303) 940-2300
Small Business Information at Submission:

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 West 52nd Avenue Wheat Ridge, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 841043375
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Pittsburgh
5057 Bioscience Tower 3
3501 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-3543
Contact: X. T. Cui
Contact Phone: (412) 383-6672